BAGHDAD – The Coalition congratulates the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) on their significant victory against ISIS in Al Qaim, western Anbar province Nov. 3.
The liberation of Al Qaim district and the key border crossing with Syria is a significant milestone in the ongoing campaign against ISIS. The ISF, with the support of the Global Coalition, have now liberated nearly all ISIS-held territory in Iraq.
"Iraqi Security Forces have fought hard to reach this point, and their battle-proven troops captured ISIS’s last Iraqi stronghold swiftly and thoroughly," said Maj. Gen. Robert P. White, Commanding General of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.
"The threat remains, and there is still hard work to do, but we will continue to stand side-by-side with the Iraqi Government and the ISF to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS," said White.